Despite its failings April 23, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in physics.
I was reading an internal note today and stumbled on this great quote:
The success of the standard model (SM) has been quite unexpected, given its shortcomings. The number of free parameters ranging many orders of magnitude, absence of Dark Matter candidates, the hierarchy problem, lack of gauge coupling unification, and no path to incorporate gravity naturally lead to the belief that the SM is but a low-energy approximation of some more general and aesthetically pleasing theory. Yet despite all e orts no significant deviations from the SM predictions have been found to date.
The way that starts is priceless!